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Prateek Kuhad on India's Changing Music Scene, Not Using His Nationality as a 'Selling Point' & Touring U.S.

Prateek Kuhad on India's Changing Music Scene, Not Using His Nationality as a 'Selling Point' & Touring U.S. | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
In India, Prateek Kuhad is arguably the most popular singer-songwriter performing mostly in English. Kuhad recently spoke to Billboard about breaking into the US, changes in the Indian music scene and why he doesn’t want his Indianness to be a talking point.
Tyran Lewis's curator insight, May 2, 10:19 AM
In my opinion, this is a movement the audio industry should set its eyes on. As one entering the industry I believe we should integrate more foreign culture into our American culture and make history. Nowadays more and more countries are picking up and adapting to our everyday music genres knocking at our front door. I say we let them in and harness what they can do and bring to the table and that my friends is the evolution of music. And the fact that there are artists out there who are humble enough to go out and make based on sheer talent and not the gimmick of his ethnicity says a lot so the package is there we just have to receive it.

The billboard is one the most notable sources out there so when they bring forth anything to the table I take it as reliable. Artists and creators involved battle everyday just to mentioned by or put upon the billboard charts so I take it as reliable. Also, it shows that the billboard not only has its sights on what’s going on here at home but also what’s across seas waiting to break off here as well.

Whether the source is a major informational resource for audio industry professionals is most definite. Audio industry professionals work to dominate the billboards, award shows, and anything the entertainment world legitimately acknowledges.
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India's Independent Artists Thrive Outside Bollywood During COVID-19

India's Independent Artists Thrive Outside Bollywood During COVID-19 | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
August is traditionally a vibrant period for India’s music industry, with myriad music festivals announced from October through February and tour dates booked for international artists — all …
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Indie artists can now distribute Dolby Atmos music to Amazon & TIDAL, via distro service AvidPlay

Indie artists can now distribute Dolby Atmos music to Amazon & TIDAL, via distro service AvidPlay | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
AvidPlay is the first DIY distribution service to support Dolby Atmos Music…
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COVID-19: Tracking The Impact On The Entertainment Landscape, Release 6

COVID-19: Tracking The Impact On The Entertainment Landscape, Release 6 | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Now in the sixth wave, this study, published by Billboard and Nielsen Music (an MRC Data service), has been tracking consumer behaviors, attitudes and entertainment consumption during the coronavirus pandemic.
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We Are At a Turning Point for Social Music

We Are At a Turning Point for Social Music | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
In recent days we have seen three major developments that, collectively, are a potential pivot point for social music: TikTok close to a US-entity buyout by Microsoft to avoid potential sanctions, following hot on the heels of an India blackout Facebook launched a (US-only) YouTube competitor for music videos Snap Inc signed a licensing deal…
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Marc Geiger: Festivals May Not Return Until 2022, But Waiting 'Will Generate Huge Demand'

Marc Geiger: Festivals May Not Return Until 2022, But Waiting 'Will Generate Huge Demand' | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
After former WME co-head of music Marc Geiger said on the 'The Bob Lefsetz Podcast' that concerts wont return until 2022, he explains his thinking is not as extreme as it may sound.
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Revealed: 's 2020 Top Music Lawyers

Revealed: 's 2020 Top Music Lawyers | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
In a time of economic and social upheaval, attorneys throughout the industry have kept business on course and vigorously joined the call for racial justice.
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J Balvin & Cazzu's Manager Fabio Acosta Talks Post-Pandemic Industry: 'Latin Music is Here to Stay'

J Balvin & Cazzu's Manager Fabio Acosta Talks Post-Pandemic Industry: 'Latin Music is Here to Stay' | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
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Ozuna and Afro B Teaming Up For Latin Version of Afrowave Hit 'Drogba (Joanna)'

Ozuna and Afro B Teaming Up For Latin Version of Afrowave Hit 'Drogba (Joanna)' | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Ozuna has teamed up with Afrobeat sensation Afro B for a bilingual Latin version of Afro B’s hit “Drogba (Joanna).”
Jarard Kenneth's curator insight, July 24, 9:59 PM
I had to save the best for last! Afro Dominican Reggaeton Artist Ozuna work with Afro British DJ Afro B for in better words a remix of Drogba, which was released in 2018. In reference to Drogba, Afro B, basically asked the character Joanna why is playing like the soccer/football player Didier Drogba. This is common in majority of salsa, bachata, and of course older reggaeton (or Spanish Reaggae for that matter), to mention the name of a woman. A perfect example of this the salsa hit by DLG entitled Juliana. Even American R&B, POP, and Soul utilizes this same approach (IE. Michael Jackson's Dirty Diana).

Overall this makes perfect sense for Ozuna make a Latin version of this song, be it that it is reminiscent of Panamanians make Latin or Spanish versions of popular Jamaican Reggae and Dancehall songs.

Leila Cobo, based out of Miami, Florida, is a Colombian journalist from Cali, Colombia who writes for the Latin cont for  Billboard online newsletter.
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Stat Of The Week: 61% of Universal Music Group’s revenue comes from local artists

Stat Of The Week: 61% of Universal Music Group’s revenue comes from local artists | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Why major music companies are thinking local like never before…
Robert Andrade's curator insight, July 26, 8:42 PM
I think that this totally makes sense. People love tings more when they feel their involved. I think touring and making appearances are important because of this reason. So people being more invested in their local artist makes sense. Their closer and feel like their a part of the artists life. This seems to be a good source of information. The author is names. The sources are linked. The date published and the credentials of the websites and writers are there. I think many people go to this website for information. It appears to. Be very reliable and has the data to back it up.
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Vydia Launches Charitable Arm To Empower Diverse Music Communities

Vydia Launches Charitable Arm To Empower Diverse Music Communities | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
A growing number of music creators are working independently and remotely as social distancing continues during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Amuse joins Merlin to ‘secure the most artist-friendly terms’ from Spotify, TikTok and more

Amuse joins Merlin to ‘secure the most artist-friendly terms’ from Spotify, TikTok and more | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Membership in Merlin gives Amuse access to major global DSPs, as opposed to pursuing multiple license deals…
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Ennio Morricone: a composer with a thrilling ability to hit the emotional jugular | Peter Bradshaw | Film | The Guardian

Ennio Morricone: a composer with a thrilling ability to hit the emotional jugular | Peter Bradshaw | Film | The Guardian | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
With his brilliant, haunting scores for Sergio Leone, Quentin Tarantino and dozens more, Morricone was the master of film music
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7digital to power music streaming for Triller | Digital | Music Week

7digital to power music streaming for Triller | Digital | Music Week | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
7digital has signed a new contract with Triller to power the social music video app.
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Indian streaming service Gaana grows to 185m listeners

Indian streaming service Gaana grows to 185m listeners | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
At the start of February this year, Indian music streaming Gaana announced that it had 150 million monthly active users. Now it has 185 million.
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Burna Boy Has the Whole World Listening - The New York Times

Burna Boy Has the Whole World Listening - The New York Times | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
With his supremely catchy Afro-fusion and a new album due Aug. 13, the Nigerian songwriter, singer and rapper makes music as a true global citizen.
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Official: Music videos are coming to Facebook in the US – including exclusives – from this weekend

Official: Music videos are coming to Facebook in the US – including exclusives – from this weekend | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Tamara Hrivnak and Vijaye Raji confirm the news the industry’s been waiting for…
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Taylor Swift Folklore made $1.2m in three days... from one Chinese DSP

Taylor Swift Folklore made $1.2m in three days... from one Chinese DSP | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Taylor Swift's new album 'Folklore' may have been a surprise release, but its popularity is entirely unsurprising: more than 1.3m sales in 24 hours.
Quamika Wyatt's curator insight, July 28, 2:31 PM
Marketing and popularity is a huge thing in the industry. I think she's a great artist but I also didn't hear about the album until they stated that she said something about Kanye West being a clown. With what Kanye is going through right now, there's a possibility that Taylor used West's name for clout and sales. 
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Warner’s ADA Worldwide launches ADA Latin, Juan Paz appointed Managing Director of the new division

Warner’s ADA Worldwide launches ADA Latin, Juan Paz appointed Managing Director of the new division | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
New Latin music division is headquartered in Miami…
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‘An effective vaccine will be the ultimate solution, but until that is realized, the Chinese music business has quickly found ways to innovate.’

‘An effective vaccine will be the ultimate solution, but until that is realized, the Chinese music business has quickly found ways to innovate.’ | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Modern Sky’s Dave Pichilingi on what coming out of COVID-19 lockdown has looked like for the music industry in China…
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Elon Musk Neuralink Startup – Stream Music 'Directly Into Your Brain'

Elon Musk Neuralink Startup – Stream Music 'Directly Into Your Brain' | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Elon Musk's Neuralink startup will allow users to stream music directly into their brain. Musk will reveal more information about the technology next month.
Nathan Elbert Dovel's curator insight, July 25, 11:47 AM
I included this article to be the pinnacle in the idea of Technology in the Audio Production/Music business. It sounds like sci-fi, yet here it is. Elon Musk as well, no surprise there as he is certainly a futurist. I think it was well written and thought-provoking. 




Though not recognized for any journalism awards or accolades, the credibility of this source seems viable to me using the evaluation guide. I would say this is a great resource for music-related news. 
Robert Andrade's curator insight, July 26, 8:12 PM
I think streaming music directly into your brain would be a hard thing to accept. I’m not saying it will never happen, but it’s definitely something to get used to. Honestly I’m not sure if this would help the music industry. It might raise the amount consumed but it just might make another difficult issue to be resolved when it comes to the streaming numbers and how to correctly pay the artists. The source seams very trust worthy. There’s many direct quotes and the writer of the articles is names and was their accusation is. It doesn’t take as side at all and just states facts and quotes from Musk himself. Id say that this might be something that music industry people would get good facts from but i guess it just depends on the person. Some people would just disregard this and some might see this as something to keep an eye on for the future.
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Latin Music Listening Up Nearly 16% in 2020 With Bad Bunny Leading the Pack

Latin Music Listening Up Nearly 16% in 2020 With Bad Bunny Leading the Pack | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Latin Music Grows for First Half of 2020, Bad BunnLatin music posted a healthy increase in audio consumption album equivalents in the U.S. in the first six months of 2020, according to Nielsen Music/MRC data’s mid-year report.y leads the pack
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Off the beaten track: Independent artists the new norm in SA music industry

Off the beaten track: Independent artists the new norm in SA music industry | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
These five hot Mzansi musos are just a few of the independent artists choosing not to be signed to a record label.
Jarard Kenneth's curator insight, July 24, 9:13 PM
I'm not surprised about this move for South Africa. Other areas like Nigeria are following suit as well. I have a close friend who is Nigerian, so he's tends to keep me in the know of what transpires musically in the motherland.

In all honesty, in a world full rules, regulations, and involuntary slavery (in reference to signing a portion of your life away), it's a breath of fresh air to see that many artists are taking the Chance The Rapper approach. They are able to create their buzz without some form of a machine backing them, like here in the USA.

This also allows artists to freely work with whomever, whenever, and that's the beauty of musical freedom.

This article was written by Nolwazi Vezi, a second-year journalism student at the Durban University of Technology.


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Confirmed: Spotify launches in Russia (and 12 other countries); service now reaches 92 markets globally

Confirmed: Spotify launches in Russia (and 12 other countries); service now reaches 92 markets globally | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Today’s launch opens the door for nearly 250 million fans to start discovering new music from around the world on Spotify.
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Streaming giant Deezer acquires Israeli music startup MUGO - CTech

Streaming giant Deezer acquires Israeli music startup MUGO - CTech | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Deezer will purchase the Israeli social app and be the first audio streaming platform with its own show, Deezer Live
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